The Kavli Foundation Launches Two Kavli Centers for Ethics, Science, and the Public to Engage the Public in Exploring Ethical Implications Born from Scientific Discovery
9th December 2021
Scientific discoveries deepen our understanding of nature and ourselves, with the potential to transform our everyday lives, yet can raise ethical concerns or risks for society. Cutting-edge neuroscience, genetics, and artificial intelligence are a few examples that are driving the need to discuss: Who bears responsibility for broad ethical considerations of scientific discoveries? When is it optimal to consider implications and risks? How can the public be empowered to participate in these discussions? Two Kavli Centers for Ethics, Science, and the Public – at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Cambridge – are engaging the public to explore ethical and societal impacts born from scientific discovery.